Chrysoberyl, BeAl2O4, is a member of the oxides and hydroxides group. It has an orthorhombic crystal system with a tabular habit.
Highlighting FeaturesAluminum (Al) atoms Beryllium (Be) atoms Oxygen (O) atoms Single unit cell All atoms
Chrysoberyl can be found as alluvial pebbles as well as granite pegmatites or mica schists. It is a gemstone when transparent.
Farrell, E. F., J.H. Fang, and R.E. Newnham. 1963. Refinement of the chrysoberyl structure. American Mineralogist. 48:804-810